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Marque of Caine – Snippet 28

Marque of Caine – Snippet 28 Chapter Eighteen April, 2124 Rooaioo’q, BD +66 582 The second planet out from BD +66 582, a K5 main sequence star, actually had a name: Rooaioo’q.  Somewhat larger than Earth, but not quite as … Continue reading

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Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 09

Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 09 “AND YOU HAVE THE EXPERIENCE, DIRECTOR SCHMIDT. LORD THOMAS BIDS ME TO TELL YOU THAT HE IS PLEASED. AND ALSO THAT . . . HE DOES NOT BELIEVE THE COMPANY TRULY NEEDS FIVE DIRECTORS.” Notwithstanding … Continue reading

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River Of Night – Snippet 25

River Of Night – Snippet 25 “Ralph, grab the radio,” Tom ordered. “Tell Kap we got a crash, we’re stopping. Worf, I need cover fire right away. Once I stop, organize a firing line and deny the road to anyone … Continue reading

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Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 08

Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 08 Her men were accustomed to her brusque pace. Schäfer immediately pointed in the direction of the Imperial arrivals¾away from the Mississippi and the alien Treewall of Cahokia¾and both traders paced the director step for step, … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 27

Marque of Caine – Snippet 27 Chapter Seventeen March, 2124 Second-Five, Zhal Prime (BD +71 482 A) Riordan awoke with a start. He was in his quarters. Alnduul was standing close to the room’s iris valve, his eyes as somber … Continue reading

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River Of Night – Snippet 24

River Of Night – Snippet 24 Fat Ralph gaped at the body of his friend, but ducked lower, demonstrating somewhat better tactical judgment. ### Tom felt the bullet impact on his chestplate in a sort of clinical way. He continued … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 26

Marque of Caine – Snippet 26 Riordan landed into the first long stride of his sprint toward the complex. Creatures approached from either side: Alnduul hit the leaders. Most of the others skittered to a halt, fighting over the soon-to-be-carcasses … Continue reading

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Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 07

Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 07 “He’s not a hypocrite. And many love him.” Chapter Two Monsieur Bondí sang.     L’évêque s’en va-t-en guerre     Mironton, mironton, mirontaine          L’évêque s’en va-t-en guerre          Ne sait où dormira     Ne sait … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 25

Marque of Caine – Snippet 25 Riordan waited for one of the snake-gliders to roll over and was rewarded with a glimpse of the manipulators. They were reminiscent of a shark’s claspers, except they were longer and stronger. That was … Continue reading

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Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 06

Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 06 Thomas wished her and her father good luck, concealing the white knuckles of his clenched fists behind his back. He recognized the last young woman with a shock, though he could not remember her name; … Continue reading

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